May 3rd is a big day for Bard Prep. We have 2 important events and we need lots of support from our families and community:
At 11 am Grammy Award Winning Violinist and Composer Mark O’Connor will be visiting Bard Prep to perform and briefly discuss his exciting new series of method books. This is a presentation for kids, parents, teachers, everybody so please come and please invite your friends, school music teachers, anybody that might be interested in music education and in hearing a musical superstar perform up close!
And at 3 pm our very own world class musicians from the Bard Prep Faculty, Renana Gutman, Nicholas Lewis, Jaram Kim, and Amy Palomo will perform a special family concert along with some of our Bard Prep students at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson, NY as part of the Classics on Hudson concert series. The performance will be followed by an instrument petting zoo!
Both events are FREE and open to the public and families and kids of all ages are welcome. We are very excited to have these great opportunities for our community and we hope to see a nice show of support from our families.
See below for more information.
Please save some time for one or both of these great events on May 3rd!
On Sunday May 3rd at 11 am, Grammy Award winning Violinist and Composer Mark O’Connor and his wife, violinist Maggie O’Connor will visit Bard Prep to perform and demonstrate some of the pieces and concepts from the O’Connor series of method books for our community and friends. This is a great opportunity to hear one of the world’s great violinists up close! This program is for families and kids of all ages and is open to everyone so please come and bring family, friends, teachers, associates, acquaintances and anyone else you can think of!
Attendance is FREE and completely open to the public.
Sunday, May 3rd at 11 am in the Bito Performance Space (our recital hall near the entrance).
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CLASSICS ON HUDSON is hosting Bard Prep Faculty and Students for a very special FREE family Concert at the Hudson Opera House – 327 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534 – on Sunday May 3rd at 3 pm. Faculty performers include:
Renana Gutman, piano
Jaram Kim, violin
Nicholas Alton Lewis, clarinet
Amy Palomo, voice
Come hear these amazing musicians (often spotted grazing at the Bake Sale table) in their natural habitats! The concert is for families and kids of all ages. Kids sit up close!
For more information visit CLASSICS ON HUDSON here!
Bard Music Camp registration is still open and space is available but going fast. The registration deadline is June 1st. Information is below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Bard Music Camp Information:
The 5th Bard Music Camp will take place this summer from July 6-18th. Camp information and registration is now available on the Preparatory Division Summer Camp Site!
Week 1, July 6-11, includes the Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-5) and the Full Day Program (Ages 5-9). Students have 3 lessons during the week, daily Chorus and Musicianship Classes, Arts and Crafts, and many other fun and educational activities. For More Information Click HERE!
Week 2, July 13-18: Full Day Program for students Ages 10-18. Students have 3 lessons during the week, daily Chorus and Musicianship Classes, Performance Classes, Chamber Music, and more! For More Information Click HERE!
David Temple, Prep Guitar Faculty
- April 26th at 3 pm, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – 7412 South Broadway (route 9), Red Hook. A celebration of the 300th Anniversary of St. Paul’s congregation in Red Hook in a unique concert, combining music of many countries and periods of time. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and are available at the door.
Renana Gutman, Prep Piano Faculty
- Sunday, April 26th at 8 pm at Jordan Hall, Boston: with Yoojin Jang, violin. Works by Bartok, Schumann, Sibelius: more information here
Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm: “Classics on Hudson”, Hudson Opera House, NYSolo & Chamber Music featuring BARD PREP FACULTY and STUDENTSRenana Gutman, piano, Amy Palomo, Soprano, Jaram Kim, violin, Nicholas Alton Lewis, Clarinet: More Information Here: Attendance is FREE
Hiroko Sasaki, Prep Piano Faculty
- May 2, 3 pm – Music Listening Exploration Concert, The New Jersey Youth Symphony Music Center, 570 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
- May 27 – Solo Recital/Chamber Music with cellist Scott Ballantyne – Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, NYC – more info soon
Alice Yoo, Prep Cello Faculty
- May 16, 2015, La Grua Center, Chamber Series, Stonington, CT: Chamber concert with David Kaplan, Catherine Gregory
BARD PREP STUDENT RECITAL INFORMATION – Dates and Performer Information for Midterm, Final, and Composition Recitals
BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION! Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.
We hope everyone had a great Spring Break and that Prep students are ready for the home stretch of the year.
Bard Prep classes and lessons resume their normal schedule on April 7 (Tuesday students) and April 11 (Saturday students).
Bard Music Camp News: Now added for private study this summer (drum roll please….) PERCUSSION!
Just a reminder that Bard Prep classes and lessons will be off for Spring Break on Saturday March 28th, Tuesday March 31st, and Saturday April 4th. We will see our Tuesday students on April 7th and Saturday students on April 11th.
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Have a great Spring Break!
Final Recital Information:
March 21 at 3 pm – Midterm Recital #3 Bitó Conservatory Performance Space
March 21 at 4 pm – Midterm Recital #4 Bitó Conservatory Performance Space
All lessons and classes will take place on a regular schedule.
Participating students have received confirmation emails.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing the students soon!
SPRING BREAK REMINDERS
Bard Prep Saturdays are off for Spring Break March 28th and April 4th. We will meet this Saturday, March 21st and our next Prep day will be April 11th.
Bard Prep Tuesday students will meet next Tuesday, March 24th, be off for Spring Break on March 31st, and resume classes and lessons on April 7th.